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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 17, 2013 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Biloxi / Jesse Winchester / JGB related

Love the lyrics- a wordscape that reminds me of a Terrence Malick movie:

Biloxi:

Down around Biloxi
Pretty girls are swimming in the sea
Oh they look like sisters in the ocean
The boy will fill his pail with salted water
And the storms will blow from off towards New Orleans

The sun shines on Biloxi
The air is filled with vapors from the sea
And the boy will dig a pool beside the ocean
He sees creatures from a dream under the water
And the sun will set from off towards New Orleans

The stars can see Biloxi
The stars can find their faces in the sea
We are walking in the evening by the ocean
We are splashing naked in the water
And the sky is red from off towards New Orleans

©1970 Jesse Winchester
From the LP "Jesse Winchester"